Maxine McKew - Conference MC

Journalist & Former Politician

Maxine McKew is an Honorary Fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education based at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of two books, Class Act, a study of success in turnaround Australian schools, and Tales from the Political Trenches, a political memoir.

Maxine’s background is in journalism and for many years she was a familiar face to ABC viewers as the anchor of Lateline and the 7.30 Report. She made the switch to politics in 2007 and defeated Prime Minister, John Howard, in the seat of Bennelong. She served in the Federal Parliament from 2007-2010. She now lives in Melbourne where she is a member of three boards: State Library of Victoria, Per Capita, and the John Cain Foundation.

This page last updated: Monday 5 October 2015